HDB's first mamak shop now supplies to hawkers

Mr Ong Kok Poo took over the rental of the kiosk in Whampoa in 1993 from an egg seller. The mamak shop was originally run by Indians in the 1970s.
Mr Ong Kok Poo took over the rental of the kiosk in Whampoa in 1993 from an egg seller. The mamak shop was originally run by Indians in the 1970s.ST PHOTO: SYAMIL SAPARI

Many people may have heard of the popular Balestier Road Hoover Rojak, whose rojak dish is listed in the Singapore Michelin Guide.

But what is less known is that this savoury dish gets its sugar from a mamak shop with its very own claim to fame.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on April 22, 2018, with the headline 'HDB's first mamak shop now supplies to hawkers'. Print Edition | Subscribe